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Michele Gamba was born in Milan, where he studied piano and composition at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” and obtained a degree in philosophy at the State University. At the same time he perfected his piano technique in with Maria Tipo at the Fiesole School of Music and vocal accompaniment and conducting at the Musikhochschule in Vienna, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and at the Royal Academy in London.

After his first steps as a brilliant solo pianist, he made his debut in 2009 as a conductor at the Royal Festival Hall with the ‘Future Firsts’ of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently collaborates as musical assistant at the Hamburg Staatsoper.

In 2012 he began his collaboration with the ROH Covent Garden, first as Conductor and coach to ‘Jette Parker Young Artists Programme’, then, by personal invitation of Sir Antonio Pappano, as Jette Parker Associate Conductor and his assistant. He works closely for several opera productions with the musical director of Covent Garden and assists him in numerous symphony concerts with orchestras such as that of the ROH, the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic.

At the ROH Michele Gamba conducts Bastien und Bastienne, Folk Songs by Berio, excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Cosi fan tutte and Les Pecheurs de Perles. In the meantime he performs with other opera productions and symphonic programs (among others, with the Welsh National Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Veneto).

In 2015, invited by Daniel Barenmboim at the Berlin Staatsoper as Kapellmeister and his Assistant, he prepares for the Maestro the orchestra, the soloists and the chorus of La traviata and is again invited for the staging of Simon Boccanegra and Il trovatore. In November he conducts al the Staatsoper Le nozze di Figaro in the Jürgen Flimm production enjoying great success with the audience and critics.

In March 2016, repla­cing the appoin­ted con­duc­tor sud­denly unwell, Michele Gamba had his last-minute debut at Tea­tro alla Scala con­duc­ting I due Foscari, obtai­ning a great suc­cess and is invi­ted in the fol­lo­wing Sea­son for The abduc­tion from the Sera­glio for chil­dren and to conduct Le nozze di Figaro in November.

His future ope­ra­tic enga­ge­ments include Norma at the Arena Sferisterio in Macerata, Rigoletto in Rome, Le nozze di Figaro in Ham­burg, Rossini’s Armida in Mont­pel­lier, L’occasione fa il ladro in Venice, La sonnambula in Stuttgart and Il barbiere di Siviglia in Strassbourg. In the sym­pho­nic field he will have Con­certs in Kla­gen­furt (Brahms and Caj­ko­v­skij), Milano with Diver­ti­mento Ensem­ble (new crea­tions and music of the XX Cen­tury), with the Orche­stras Gio­va­nile Ita­liana of Fie­sole (Vivaldi) and of Pome­riggi Musi­cali (J. Strauss), Palermo with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Bari with Orchestra Teatro Petruzzelli and Florence with Orchestra del Maggio Musicale.

July 2017

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